Competences and occupational standards for systemic family and couples therapy

Singh, Reenee, Stratton, Peter, Reibstein, Janet and Asen, Eia (2011) Competences and occupational standards for systemic family and couples therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 33 (2). pp. 123-143. ISSN 0163-4445

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This article reports on the recent government initiative of 2007-2010 to delineate, for the major forms of psychological therapy, expected professional standards of practice and conduct in workplaces (the national occupational standards) and to specify expected levels of competent practice (the competences). The article focuses on the processes and outcomes of this initiative for systemic therapy and its clinical and political relevance. The rationale, research and consultation processes by which these formulations were achieved are described and the outcomes of the work are reported. We also discuss their wider implications, including the various ways in which these achievements might be used and their potential value for the field of systemic family and couples therapy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Systemic, Competences, Occupational Standards, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy
Subjects: Couple & Family Therapies > Couple/Marital Therapy
Couple & Family Therapies > Systemic Family Therapy
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services

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